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2018-11-25 Bulletin


Please remember our church family in your daily prayers, at mealtimes and during your personal devotions. Continue to remember John Bos, Shirley Bauer, Ray Ames, Henry & Anita Geldof and Steve Ogi. Pray also for those who struggle in silence with ongoing physical, spiritual, and emotional issues. I thank God, whom I serve, as my ancestors did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers. 2 Timothy 1:3

Kirk MacNeil has returned to his home in Edmonton. Medically speaking there is nothing left to offer for cancer treatments but to stay comfortable. Please pray for Kirk and the family as they face each day.

Dear Family in Christ, we want to thank you all for your love and support during and after Lianne's cancer battle. Thank you for your prayers, cards, visits, kind words, monetary gifts, meals, cleaning, donated services and any other way you showed Christ's love. It is amazing to feel the support of the body of Christ, we feel carried through it in this difficult time. Please continue to keep us in your prayers as we navigate life without Lianne here with us. God is good, all the time. Clase and Piet Jan van Iperen and Family

Do remember those who are unable to worship regularly with us. Please keep Jennie Bajema and Rena DeRuiter in your prayers. Also continue to pray for our missionaries around the world.

Bethel News

Full council highlights from the November 21st meeting:

· The Pastoral Search Team is currently speaking with Jacob Boer, who is currently serving at Stoney Plain CRC. He is going to be serving here as pulpit supply on December 16, 2018. To bring him here as a prospective Pastor requires a motion to council. A motion carries to extend to him an invitation to come on the scheduled pulpit supply date, with the understanding that he be considered as a prospective candidate for calling to Bethel.

· Council reviewed very positive and encouraging reports from our ministry leadership teams. We are thankful for all those who contribute to the work that is being done here at Bethel.

· 2019 Budget was approved by Council and will be brought to the congregational meeting on November 28, 2018.

In your mailboxes today is the proposed 2019 Bethel Budget

Please take a moment and familiarize yourself with it and attend the Bethel Congregational Meeting on Wednesday, November 28th at 7:30 p.m. We will be looking at and voting on the proposed Bethel Budget for 2019 as well as other items.

Christmas Baking!! 

As you prepare your Christmas baking, please remember Bethel Church. The Fellowship Team would like to serve sweets with your coffee after the morning services in December. Please label your baking “Fellowship” and place your contribution in the kitchen. Thank you!

Prayer Meeting: 

the regular prayer meeting will be moved one week, from Tuesday, November 27th to Tuesday, December 4th.But please continue to pray: for those persecuted, for the sick, those that are grieving, this is that special time of year that people are so much more aware of those who have passed away. And for renewed focus and energy for those who are involved with the various ministries of our congregation.

You are Invited to the Sinterklaas Bazaar held on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30th

from 4 – 7 p.m. here at Bethel CRC. Come out and enjoy lunch, games and a bake sale to help support the young people going to Tijuana, Mexico on a mission’s trip this spring break. Lunch will consist of croquettes, hot dogs, pea soup, meatball soup, rye bread, candy bags etc.

Coffee Break: 

We have started our new study on Ruth, and what a story that is: full of God's love and redemption. Please feel free to join us and be blessed by this study. Ladies, NOTE we plan to have a special Christmas Celebration. We will have a fun morning with a Potluck Breakfast, Coffee, Christmas baking and also a Craft session. We have Mrs. Bonnie Van 'tKlooster coming to do a special Christmas craft with us, something to take home, or give to a friend. She needs to know for how many participants to plan, everyone is welcome to join us for this event, please contact either Martha or Margaret. The cost for the materials is $25, to be paid in advance.

Lost & Found: 

The box at the bottom of the stairs at the front of the church is overflowing with a vast assortment of goodies. Please take a moment to check for any items which might belong to you. Leftovers will be given to the Building Blocks Thrift Store!


Tuesday Nite Youth 

will be meeting this Tuesday, November 27th. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. See you then!


Dear Bethel CRC

Thank you so much for your generous donation and support. The Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre has been blessed with an overwhelming growth, expanding throughout Central Alberta and into the Maternity Home program.

Central Alberta Christian High School’s Fall Drive 

will be starting November 18TH. You should have received a brochure and you will be contacted by a canvasser in your area. If you didn’t receive a brochure, please contact Wendy at the school at 403-782-4535 or you may send your donation directly to the school at 22 Eagle Road, Lacombe, Alberta T4L 1G7: Attention Wendy Barnes. Please consider the Fall Drive prayerfully.


is an organization dedicated to giving DAYS of school and income back to girls and women by making and distributing reusable sanitary hygiene kits and reproductive and hygiene education. Our team at Woodynook Christian Reformed Church will have our next sewing and kit assembly day on Monday, December 3rd from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Whether you sew (please bring sewing machine or serger if able) or not, we would love to have you join us for any time you are able! We are starting a new batch of kits so there are many different jobs! Soup and buns will be provided for lunch. Please contact Joanna Luna at 587-877-3400 for more information. We look forward to seeing you there!

CACHS Alumni Volleyball Tournament: 

The CACHS Alumni Volleyball tournament will be held Dec. 21st and/or 22nd. Teams must consist of no more than two non-alumni. Cost is $125/team. If you have a few individuals who like to play together but need a few extras, you can enter as a group and we will complete your team. Deadline to enter is December 14th. For more information or to enter please text Colleen at 403-302-2659 or email lc.schee@gmail.com.


Help Another Nation Develop Schools 

A HANDS ON opportunity to serve and learn with EduDeo Ministries. Would you like to travel to another part of the world, experience a different culture, and meet others serving Christ and make a difference in the life of a child, all at the same time? EduDeo Ministries’ HANDS teams provide these opportunities. Bernie Kolkman is an experienced team leader and familiar with the Dominican Republic, he is hoping to lead a team to the Dominican from February 11-20, 2019. There is still room for you to experience this exciting opportunity to see first-hand the difference that Christ-centered education makes in developing countries. By assisting with a school construction project, you’ll be able to learn from and serve with indigenous workers, teachers and students in the Dominican Republic. For more details and to discuss the trip further, please contact Bernie Kolkman at 403-357-6853 or e-mail at kolkman@telus.net. Learn more about EduDeo at www.edudeo.com

Deepen into the Spirit of Advent: 

InterMission Silent Retreat is an opportunity to slow down, stop, and sit in "silence before the mystery of Jesus' love" (Cont. Test. Art. 38). This event will be taking place December 7-9, 2018 at Star of the North in St. Albert. Two nights’ accommodation with five meals included. Spiritual direction, good food and a warm bed in a cozy retreat centre. Walking paths with a presence and action of God. Cost for this event is $350. To register or for more info: rev.klok@gmail.com Deadline: November 30th.


Get the App!! Since getting your Rightnow Media account, do you have the App downloaded onto your personal device for easy access while away from home? What an amazing tool to have when on a business trip or vacation. There have been some new and exciting updates in the last little while. They have added new features designed to help you get more out of RNM. Now you can experience RNM videos through the Audio Only setting. Tap the switch at the top right corner of a video to listen to content at the gym, on your commute, or where ever life takes you. Another great upgrade is the Picture-in-Picture. Experience multiple apps with picture-in-picture on your iPad. Videos will continue playing when you return to the home screen so you can take notes, journal, or follow along with a Leader’s Guide as you watch. Please note, Android version is coming soon. Check out these new and exciting features on the Rightnow Media App, take a look today!! If you are in need of assistance, please contact Dana.



A controversial bill in Parliament aims to shutting down evangelical churches and other minority faiths, severely limiting religious freedoms in Eastern Europe. The bill favors the majority of Eastern Orthodox and Muslim religions. Leaders of all faiths, even those that it favors, have been standing against the bill, bringing all members of the body of Christ together, organizing prayer rallies and peaceful protests. The evangelical church is small; representing about two percent of the population. A date for debate and voting on the bill has not been set. Pray for Christians whose freedom of religion is attacked in Bulgaria and all over the world.

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